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Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

SANTA ROSA: Take armchair tour of world's gardens

Veteran travel writer and photographer Yvonne Horn will lead an armchair tour of the world's gardens Jan. 26 at the Rincon Valley Library in Santa Rosa.

The PowerPoint program, "Exploring the World one Garden at a Time," features gardens that could be nowhere else than where they are, gardens with tales to tell, gardens that express the passion of their creator and gardens with a bit of wacky embedded in their beauty.

The 2 p.m. talk is put on by Friends of the Library. 6959 Montecito Blvd. 537-0162.

HEALDSBURG: Find home, garden items at ReHealdsburg

Find some singular pieces for your home and garden at the next ReHealdsburg Sale Jan. 25 and 26.

A trove of quality used, vintage and antique treasure, the sale includes antiques, collectibles, consignment items and art for the home and garden in styles both traditional and modern. If you have some quality goods to pass along, consignments are welcome. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27. 1229 Grove St., Healdsburg. 433-3231,

SANTA ROSA: Secrets of Japanese flower arranging

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, will be explored during the Jan. 28 meeting of The Santa Rosa Garden Club.

Expert Ron Brown will share the secrets of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, considered a modern form of the time-honored art.

Brown, a resident of Cloverdale, began his studies in 1979 with Burleigh Fedanzo and through the years he became known for creations that incorporate found or discarded objects and used farm machinery. He likes the contrast of the rusted, pitted surfaces and the fresh plant material.

The meeting is free and open to non-members. 1:30 p.m. at The Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. For details call 537-6885 or email

SONOMA COUNTY: Learn how to prune your roses

January is the month to grab your pruning shears and tend to your roses. Opportunities abound to glean tips from the experts.

Healdsburg Nursery will hold a free rose-pruning demonstration at 10 a.m. Jan. 19, rain or shine. The hour long demo will include time for questions and refreshments will be served. 12950 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg. For information call 433-8904 or visit

The Russian River Rose Company: Resident rosarian Jan Tolmasoff will lead hands-on pruning workshops working with all types of roses including climbers, bushes, shrubs and miniatures on Jan. 19 and 26. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop ends with a hands-on propagation demonstration from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. $30. $10 for propagation workshop only. Cost includes warm beverages and muffins. Bring a sack lunch. 1685 Magnolia Dr., Healdsburg. 433-7455,

Sonoma County Master Gardeners: Jim Lang leads a free pruning classes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Sebastopol Library, 7140 Bodega Ave. 565-2608.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens: Stop by the historic gardens Jan. 19 between 9 a.m. and noon for a workshop. Watch as crossing canes, root suckers, dead wood and diseased leaves are removed and each bush is dramatically reduced in size. Attendees are urged to wear form-fitting clothing that won't snag on rose thorns. Snacks, tools, gloves and handouts will be provided for this hands-on class. If it rains the workshop will be delayed until Jan. 26. For information email or call 524-5445.

WINDSOR / HEALDSBURG: Tips on pruning your fruit trees

This is the time of year to prune your fruit trees. Learn tips from the experts at one of two upcoming workshops on Jan. 26.

Master Gardener Denny Pedersen will demonstrate how to prune fruit trees for healthy and abundant crops from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 100. For information call 565-2608 or visit

Healdsburg Nursery will also hold a free fruit tree pruning demonstration from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. 12950 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg. 433-8904 or

You can direct Home and Garden news to Meg McConahey at or 521-5204.

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